Monday, February 20, 2017

Current Exhibition: Sunae Aum, Fielden Harper, Ernie Marjoram

Tuesday, February 21st – Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Opening Reception:
Saturday, February 25th, 5-8pm

Artist Panel Discussion:
Saturday, March 11th, 3pm

Sunae Aum – Noise for the Future
Sunae Aum, Noise For the Future, Mixed media
Fielden Harper – Directions
Fielden Harper, Crossing, Acrylic on canvas, 34 x 20"
Ernie Marjoram – Landscapes of New Mexico
Ernie Marjoram, Abiquiu, Oil, 16 x 20"

Monday, February 6, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Boris Litvinov's "Meditations In Stone"

Boris Litvinov, Not Alone, Japanese wonderstone, 10 x 8 x 8"
Sculptor Boris Litvinov’s debut show at TAG Gallery roots itself in the concept of the artist being completely immersed in his creative process. To this end, Litvinov calls his sculpting process an act of “active meditation.” His latest body of work, encompasses the last few years of Litvinov’s Meditations In Stone and the results that were yielded.
Boris Litvinov, Not Alone, Alabaster on walnut base, 18 x 8 x 5"
From a young age, Litvinov started altering naturally found materials into inordinate shapes. Discarded pieces of furniture and broken down appliances were available in abundance. They served as the first materials for unconventional sculpture. For Litvinov, it was more of a game of reusing and recycling materials to be discarded into something people might want to keep instead.
Boris Litvinov, Male-Female Continuum, Borrego alabaster on zebrawood base, 18 x 8 x 8"
In this exhibition, the concept of opposites and contrast are explored, with each sculpture’s surface weaving the framework of a battleground of artistic expression. Notions of being grounded v. excited, still v. in motion, monotone v. colorful, male v. female are explored, with each stone utilizing grooves, abstraction, form, and texture to tell its story.
Boris Litvinov, In Love... Looking For an Exit, Borrego alabaster on zebrawood base, 19 x 9 x 11"
Litvinov listens for the voice in each stone, decodes, and translates each piece’s particular language before dreaming up concepts for the final work. This exhibition aims for the viewer to do the same as the artist, to interpret each piece’s message as their own and to make their own connections. Enjoy a glimpse into the world of Meditations in Stone.

Boris's work will be on exhibition until Saturday, February 18.
Join, Boris, Ellen Starr, and Joan Horsfall Young at an Artist Panel Discussion on Saturday, February 11, 3pm.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Ellen Starr's "Natural Selections"

Ellen Starr, La Mesa Fig Trees, Water soluble oil on canvas, 21.5 x 25.5"
Ellen Starr is drawn to nature as a subject for various reasons. She finds it spiritually refreshing while simultaneously emotionally and intellectually stimulating. Her newest exhibition, Natural Selections, finds Starr sharing her love of the organic with the viewer, engrossing us in natural habitats and lush ecosystems.
Ellen Starr, Mngrove Heron, Water soluble oil on canvas, 19.5 x 19.5"
Nature’s endless variety stimulates the artist. “I love the challenge of organizing its visual complexity. The splash of sunlight on a leaf, the crisscross of stems and branches, the silhouettes of purple shadows -these are all elements that I can manipulate and interpret with the help of canvas and water soluble oil paint,” says Starr.
Ellen Starr, Fiji Hiking View, Water soluble oil on canvas, 19.5 x 25"
Natural Selections balances various elements of composition - line, shape, dark, light, texture, color - in order to create an equilibrium that satisfies the artist’s aesthetic sense. Starr enjoys finding logic in disorder, seeing beauty in the intricate, and to make confusion understandable. “I care deeply about many subjects and it is the desire to communicate my personal perceptions that moves me to produce art.”
Ellen Starr, Bel Air Beach Club, Water soluble oil on canvas, 19.5 x 25.5"
Ellen's work will be on exhibition until Saturday, February 18.
Join Ellen, Boris Litvinov, and Joan Horsfall Young at an Artist Panel Discussion Saturday, February 11, 3pm.